Alessio Bax performs in Meadows Distinguished Artist Series Mar. 1

Distinguished Artist Recital Series

Alessio Bax performs in Meadows Distinguished Artist Series Mar. 1

Alessio BaxInternational award-winning pianist and SMU faculty member Alessio Bax will perform in the Meadows School of the Arts’ 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series Mar. 1. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center.

First-prize winner of both the renowned Leeds and Hamamatsu international competitions, Bax has played with major orchestras from London to Tokyo to Dallas and with significant music festivals worldwide. His concert program features Bach’s “Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major and “Siciliano” from his Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord; Beethoven’s Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”) and Brahms’ Four Ballades, Op. 10 and Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book 1.

A student of Joaquín Achúcarro, SMU’s Joel Estes Tate Professor of Piano, Bax received his Artist Certificate (1996) and Master of Music degree in piano performance (1998) from the University.

Tickets are $7 for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

February 29, 2008|Calendar Highlights, News|

Pianist Joaquín Achúcarro to play in Distinguished Artist Recital Series

Joaquin AchucarroJoaquín Achúcarro, international performing artist and Joel Estes Tate Professor of Piano in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will perform in the School’s 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series Nov. 16. His performance begins at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center.

Achúcarro will perform Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op. 9, Rhapsody Op. 79 and Klavierstuke Op. 119; Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit; and five preludes by Debussy.

The Spanish artist launched an internationally acclaimed piano performance career with a victory at the Liverpool International Competition in 1959. Since then, he has performed in 59 countries with more than 200 orchestras and 300 conductors, and has been described as “one of the greats” by ABC in Madrid and “the consummate artist” by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

November 9, 2007|Calendar Highlights, News|

Violinist Chee-Yun opens 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series

Chee-YunInternationally acclaimed violinist and Artist in Residence Chee-Yun opens the Meadows School of the Arts’ 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series Oct. 28. Her performance begins at 3 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center.

Known for her romanticism and flawless technique, Chee-Yun has performed with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, L’Orchestre de Paris and National Symphony under such conductors as Hans Graf, James DePriest, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Krzysztof Penderecki and Pinchas Zukerman.

Her career highlights include appearances at the Kennedy Center’s “Salute to Slava” gala honoring Mstislav Rostropovich, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Pacific Music Festival, the inaugural concert at the Danny Kaye Playhouse in New York City and the U.S. premiere of Penderecki’s Sonata No. 2 with pianist Barry Douglas at the Kennedy Center. An active recording artist, her most recent project is a recording of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Douglas and cellist Andrés Díaz, an international recording artist and Meadows associate professor of cello.

Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

October 26, 2007|Calendar Highlights, News|
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